We present the design and fabrication of temperature-insensitive high-index-contrast waveguides using acrylate polymer claddings. The large negative thermo-optic coefficient of the polymers effectively compensates the intrinsic positive thermo-optic effects induced from the waveguide core.

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Conference Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, IPNRA 2008
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Ye, W.N, Michel, J. (Jurgen), Eldada, L. (Louay), Pant, D. (Deepti), Sun, R. (Rong), Dong, P. (Po), … Kimerling, L.C. (Lionel C.). (2008). Thermo-optical compensation in high-index-contrast waveguides using polymer claddings. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers.